Sustainability

MISSION

The Sustainability Committee builds community in Central Park through activities and educational opportunities that enhance the livability and reduce the ecological footprint of our neighborhood. We are committed to:

  • Empowering people with knowledge and experiences that inspire more sustainable living. 
  • Encouraging our community to enjoy the parks and open space of Central Park.
  • Leveraging our work to foster a more diverse and inclusive community. 

Committee membership is open to anyone interested in developing, collaborating on, or participating in programming.

PROJECTS

Representative examples of the programming this committee has undertaken include:

  • Planting 20 trees in Gateway Park
  • Electric vehicles buyer's forum
  • Trash pick-up and reseeding day in Westerly Creek
  • Webinar on residential solar panels
  • Reusable grocery bag giveaway

The Sustainability Committee welcomes the community’s ideas for future programming. Please contact Geoff Horsfall to be added to our email list or follow our Facebook page for announcements about upcoming events. 

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THE SUSTAINABLE NEIGHBORHOODS PROGRAM

The Sustainability Committee is proud to lead Central Park’s participation in the City and County of Denver’s Sustainable Neighborhood Program. The Sustainable Neighborhoods Program is a certification program that offers resources and support to neighborhoods seeking to organize workshops, projects, and events. Participating neighborhoods earn program credits for their efforts while the city provides in-kind resources, such as printing, venue and catering fees, and staff time to support projects.

Read our 2017 application to join the program, submitted on the community’s previous name, here

MEETINGS

The Sustainability Committee on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (currently virtually) from 4:00 to 5:00 PM. Our meetings are open to the public and we welcome participation. Please contact Geoff Horsfall for details on joining our next meeting.

NEWS AND EVENTS

  • Tuesday, May 11, 2021: We're building a small community garden. This tree-lawn garden is a model for how we can grow food locally and build community. Contact Jamie Hodgkins for more information. 
    • Saturday, May 29th, 4:00 PM
    • Saturday, June 5th, 4:00 PM
  • Friday, March 12, 2021: Let's welcome spring, grow food locally, build community, and create a healthier climate. Watch the documentary “Kiss the Ground”, available on Netflix and through Kanopy at public libraries. 
  • Watch on Netflix or Watch on Kanopy (Click “add library card” if your library is Denver Public Libraries, or click “find a different library if you use another location)

  • Tuesday, March 9th: Denver Parks and Recreation is excited to share that the construction for the Sand Creek Regional Greenway Trail is planned to commence very soon. The team is in the process of obtaining the permits for the project and are preparing for the construction to begin. We anticipate construction to start in the upcoming weeks and will extend through Fall of 2021. Learn more at denvergov.org/parkprojectsThere will be trail detours in place along the entire route to ensure trail users will still have access during construction activities. The trail construction is separated in 4 different sections, shown in the implementation map:

https://www.denvergov.org/files/assets/public/parks-and-recreation/documents/planning/sandcreekregionalgreenway_implementationplan.pdf

The team is planning to start the trail improvements in Reach 2A, and will move onto different sections as construction continues. The detours can be accessed on denvergov.org/traildetours and will be announced on Twitter when new detours are coming up. DPR is excited to finally provide a continuous paved trail along the Sand Creek for all trail users to enjoy. For questions, please contact the DPR Project Manager, Kristen Beard at [email protected]

  • Tuesday, March 9th: 
    Building off Game Plan for a Healthy City and the Legacy Fund Five-Year Plan, the Strategic Acquisition Plan will guide the growth of an equitable, sustainable and resilient parks and recreation system for a healthier Denver. Learn more at www.denvergov.org/parkprojects.
  • February 11th, 2021: Our friends at The Park People have launched the 2021 edition of Denver Digs Trees, which makes free and low-cost trees available to Denver residents. Learn more and apply for a tree here.

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  • Bryan Penny
    published this page in Committees 2021-02-13 11:30:02 -0700